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Vol. 6. No. 18.
WELLESLEY. MASS., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 190 7.
Price, 5 Cen^&iM
Indeed you will find a confusing mmt-
ber of attractive society houses dotting
our hills at Wellesley.
The Whitin Observatory is a builbting
much needed in our day. We shall surely
want to visit it next June and compare it
with other first class observatories." s «oll
our time, nearly all entertainments,"' '&-
cred or secular, were given in the^Td
chapel. Now an addition has been built
to Music Hall adequate for many ofLtiase
pleasant smaller gatherings of cqftg^
life. We all know that no longer sleek
looking cows stroll out "every moifning
from the old barn. Instead hosts
of merry " Barnswallows" make ! |liat
place their headquarters for much of^he
Dormitories and cottages have increased
greatly since our day in which Norumirega
and Freeman were built. Soon may -'the
glad time arrive when all, even of-ntfaet
Freshmen, may live in college buildings;
Is it not a bit hard to give a young/ girl
college liberties, remove home restraints
and then put her in the village away &s>m
the example and advice of her morqqeRi
perienced seniors? -risqo
You remember the visit of the Queers »f
the Hawaiian Islands, do you notions
beautiful spring day ? Arrayed in her noyal
robes with its yellow feathers, the qiieeri
made with the Boston aldermen and other
officials quite a company. We all rose
as she entered the chapel a-nd- sang-", Aus-
tria " and then Miss Freeman made .a
gracious address of welcome, calling us
"uncrowned queens of the America^
homes." !r "'V
How we used to have to hurry off o«r
tardily going guests, and how some ! of
them would come up to chapel the next
morning and tell us of missing the train
and of comforts in a neighboring hotsl't
so over crowded already with guests, Shat
last comers slept on and under the dining
room tables! '" '■'<•
You may be surprised that whatn^e
considered the crying need of the college)
is, so to speak, still crying! You will4e©k
in vain for the well equipped gymnasium.
But there is an ample athletic field ; basfSsti
ball, and field hockey teams are activelaWl
skating carnivals are encouraged. rs;
Ah — well — those were happy days,:,b
of all were the long quiet walks under 1
oaks or the rides on the lake at sunset.
Shall we ever forget our last Subtly
evening at college or our last class-meeting
before we really held the long-coveted
diplomas in our hands? Tears camg, Q ^o,
eyes most merry and voices always joyous
But surely we will come back and re-
new our girlhood next June; we shalMfm??
the dear old motto there, and I amISfi-e,
the same ideal of a well-rounded woman-
liness still the college ideal for its studSits.
Indeed, many of us feel that we must go
back for a look at the dear old place, for
have we not Dorothies and Helens, — God
bless them — , who are planning to go to
mother's college and must we not] see
that all is well with Our Alma Mate^ be-
fore we let our girls enter into its '*ab-
Yours in the old love for Wellesley,, ;,-
Harriet Farnsworth Gulick, '87.
TO THE GIRLS OF '87.
Did you all feel as I did, I wonder, on
New Year's morning of this year — "This
is our year — this year with a 7?" You
are all surely planning to return to our
dear old haunts next June, are you not?
to renew old friendships, to see our Alma
Mater once more, and to play that we
are girls again.
Who'll dare say, for those few days at
least, that we won't be girls again, in
spite of our years, a few gray hairs, a
suspicion of corpulence in the figure and
our deepening wrinkles? Ah well, things
have changed in twenty years, but we
must go back to find for ourselves if the
best does not still survive and the good
Wellesley never can be to us the old
Wellesley we loved without the beautiful
eyes and gracious smile of Miss Freeman
to welcome us to its halls! How much
the girls miss who have never known and
loved her, nor have enjoyed the friend-
ship of Miss Helen Shafer!
Fraulein Wenckebach, too, was a vital
part of the old Wellesley we loved, and
who c.iu till .her place? M^ny ethers we
shall miss but there are some dear faces
of our former teachers who will welcome
us back. I suspect Harriet Martineau
will be in her usual seat with her back to
the dining hall and all material things-
Niobe, too, will be in her former corner
and pose, and we shall recall the remark
annually attributed to a Freshman,
"Aren't the girls careless here with the
statuary? There is a beautiful one down
stairs with both arms broken off."
Ah! those first homesick days with the
flowers from the upper classmen and our
first reception given us in College by the
Sophomores! Do you remember how we
compared notes after that gathering and
found that at least three of us had asked
the attractive little Professor Andrews
if she, too, was a Freshman? But that
had become to her an annual joke and
she took it graciously. Of course we
remember being presented to President
Freeman and our surprise to find that
she knew all about us before even a word
of introduction. One of those first even-
ings at college, we were serenaded by
hilarious groups of Sophomores who
droned out "Home Sweet Home" on
combs covered with tissue paper. We
really could no longer be homesick after
such a jolly crowd had given us a call.
At College Hall the day began at six
o'clock, with twenty strokes on a Japanese
gong, but now, I hear, electric bells have
taken the place of that quaint old heathen
relic. It does not make early rising a
whit easier, I fear, for the sleepy Fresh-
man. "Silent Time," our twenty minutes
"alone and quiet" at the beginning and
end of the day is no longer observed. But
was it not really good for us to have those
few minutes to ourselves every day?
What has become of ' ' Domestic Work
as we knew it? Gone down the "dust
shaft of Time," I believe. And yet how
pleased elderly gentlemen guests used to
appear when they learned that the Welles-
ley girl could not only write Greek with
the accent, but really knew how to do
domestic work! But how horrified our
mothers would have been, could they have
seen the dash and expedition with which
dishes were washed! Home china could
not long have stood our cleaning methods
under lightning speed. It was work, but
it took our minds from study and, inci-
dentally, some of us had a bit of fun in
Domestic Hall. I recall that naughty
Senior who, after paying her five dollars
"breakage and wearage fee" said since
she had never broken more than a quar-
ter's worth she would have some satis-
faction for her twenty dollars. No one
stopped her fun till she had a goodly pile
of broken cups and other treasures of
Domestic Hall at her f- I
How welcome home letters were those
early days at college! I believe they are no
longer poured out of big mail bags on the
office floor and distributed by a number of
"mail girls" after each piece has been
marked with room and house. How we
used to listen for the light step of the mail
bringer as she came along down the corri-
dor slipping letters under doors and tap-
ping lightly with a pencil at each door!
No such primitive method prevails now.
You will find a real Post-office in College
Hall not far from where Polyhymnia
used to lean thoughtfully on her lyric
Of course, most of us have seen the
beautiful chapel that blesses the college
life. It recalls to me those mass meetings
and eager debates when the Chapel Fund
Association was formed with Saphronisba
Breckenridge for President. How readily
we pledged our little and how very small
the total sum we could raise seemed!
But the organ in the new chapel stands as
a monument to the enthusiasm and loyalty
of the girls of that day. I shall never for-
get how bravely and wisely Miss Freeman
cheered us on in our big enterprise, even
though it had such a small beginning.
The revival of the Greek letter societies
came just after our day. But how pleased
we were, if by the latter part of our Sopho-
more year, we received a bid to one of the
two existing societies; the Shakespeare
or the Microscopical Societies. When one
day Miss Hodgkins, our inspiring Shakes-
peare professor, casually intimated to us
Shakespeare girls that some day, we might
possibly have a cottage of our own, I for
one, thought that old age would surely
overtake me ere such a dream could be
be realized. But, there it is, the beautiful
Ann Hathaway cottage, a joy to all
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1903. at the Post Office, at Wellesley, Mass., under
the Act of Congress, March 3, 1879."
HENRY FOWLE DUMNT.
(Written by Marion Pelton Guild for the
Springfield Republican in November,
In June, 1900, Wellesley College com-
pleted the first quarter-century of its ac-
tive life. Among our chief institutions of
learning its place is secure, and the great
work which it has done in these twenty-
six years may be known and read of all
men. But who planned it? How did it
be CT in? What are its distinctive aims?
Suppose we go back, for a moment, to its
opening day. To the omnibus-loads of
excited girls who came pouring in through
its hospitable doors, rumor had already
brought the name of Henry F. Durant, a
brilliant Boston lawyer, the friend and
reputed successor of Rufus Choate, who
had strangely withdrawn from his profes-
sion in mid-career, to take up a life of
religious work. We knew that he had
built these stately halls, where we were to
drink deep, as we hoped, of the Pierian
spring; but the why and wherefore we were
yet to learn.
In the busy weeks of organization that
followed, when he was as nearly omnipres-
ent as a mortal man could be, we became
familiar with his look and manner. We
soon saw that his whole heart was bound
up in Wellesley College. We became
aware of a personal, parental atmosphere
about us, such as does not exist in most
institutions. One after another, we
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learned the pathetic story which explained
it, a story which has been curiously paral-
leled by that of another great educational
cen'er, Leland Stanford University.
Mr. and Mrs. Durant had had one little
son, a child of unusual beauty and prom-
ise. In his ninth year he had sickened
and died; and it was the agony of this ex-
perience which had turned the bereaved
father to the true Father of all, to whom
his devout wife had long before consecrat-
ed herself. It was this, too, which opened
the hearts of the sorrowing parents in deep
and abiding tenderness to all young peo-
ple everywhere, and led them, by many
changing and slowly-maturing plans, to
the founding of Wellesley College. They
dedicated the noble park by Waban Mere,
with its wooded hills and sunny meadows,
to the training of other people's children;
to "the service of God in and by the high-
er education of women." For these adopt-
ed daughters they built the college beau-
tiful, with its magnificent equipment, i's
minutely-planned conveniences and de-
lights. And for us the remainder of Mr.
Durant's life was poured forth like water
in all services by which he could strength-
en his foundation materially, intellectually
Mr. Durant lived to see the college in
operation for six j^ears. During those crit-
ical first six years he was its real exec-
utive head; but he would take no title in
connection with it save that of treasurer
of the board of trustees. He would not
allow his name to be given to this institu-
tion, which is his only living child, be-
cause, he said, "the college belonged to
Christ, not to him." He is not mentioned
even in its charter; and one of the last
messages of his life reiterated the old, em-
phatic denial: "Say very positively, I
won't have any picture or bust or statue of
me at Wellesley College. It is a matter of
principle; the college belongs to God, not
to me." This passionate self-effacement,
so in keeping with the whole exquisite
fiber of the man,- was carried into the
smallest details. On all ceremonial occa-
sions he was found in the background; un-
less, indeed, he was needed at the front,
when instantly every doubt vanished as
to who was the master-spirit of the place.
(Concluded on Page 7.)
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Alumnae Notes Miss Fletcher
■Estelle E. Littlefield
Leah T. Curtis
Officers of Student Government
President Florence F. Besse
Vice-president Olive Smith
Secretary Ethel V. Grant
Treasurer Betsey Baird
Senior Member Margaret Noyes
Junior Member Elizabeth Perot
Sophomore Member . . . Margaret Kennedy
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Thursday, February 21, at 7.30, P. M., sectional prayer meetings
— -' of -the Christian Association-.
Friday, February 22, Holiday.
4 to 6, P.M., reception given by the Agora Society.
7.30, P.M., in College Hall Chapel, First Glee Club con-
Saturday, February 23, at 7.30, P.M., in College Hall Chapel,
Second Glee Club Concert.
Sunday, February 24, at n, A.M., services in Houghton Memo-
rial Chape). Sermon by Rev. F. Mason North, D. D.,
of New York.
7, P.M., vespers with special music.
Tuesday, February 26, at 4.20, P.M., in Billings Hall, Recital
by students ot the Music Department.
Wednesday, February 27, at 4.20, P. M., in BilHngs Hall, sym-
phony lecture by Professor Macdougall.
President Henry Churchill King of Oberlin College preached
a sermon in Houghton Chapel on the Day of Prayer which
roused uncommon and wide-spread admiration. All who had
the privilege of hearing him and those who unfortunatelydid not,
may be interested in a brief statement of the main points in
the morning sermon.
"The Significance of Jesus Christ to the Modern Mind."
1. Christ is the greatest in the greatest sphere that of the
moral and" spiritual; and this by common consent of all men.
As Fairbairn says "Christ is transcendent among founders of
2. Christ alone is the sinless and non-penitent one. No
othei ever intelligently made this claim; for no other was it ever
3. With the highest of all ideals, Christ consciously rises to
that ideal, and compels us to admit that he does. This is a fact
unparalleled in the history of the world.
4. Christ has such a character that we can transfer it featuie
by feature to God with no sense of blasphemy and no sense of
5. - Christ is consciously able to redeem all men.
6. Christ has such God-consciousness and such sense of
mission as would topple any other brain the world has ever
known into insanity, but which simply keeps him normal,
rational, living the most wholesome and simple and noble life
the world has ever seen.
7. Christ is the only person in the history of the race who
can call out absolute trust.
8. Christ is the only life ever lived among men in whom God
certainly finds us and in whom we certainly find God.
9. Christ is the ideal realized. What is there that one would
add to, what that one would take away from the life of Christ
that it might be more completely than it is the ideal realized.
Students intending to teach will be glad to know that visits
are soon to be made to the College by representatives of various
agencies. Mr. Fisher, manager of the Fisher Teachers' Agency,
will be in the Browning Room from 4 to 6, on Wednesday after-
noon, February 27, for the purpose of meeting students who
are intending to register with some agency.
Miss Emmons, manager of the business agency conducted
by the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of. Boston,
will be in the Browning Room from 4 .to 6, on Friday afternoon,
March 1, and will be glad to meet students who wish employ-
ment next year. This bureau charges no fee for registration. ;
On Saturday, February 9, the Boston Wellesley Club held a
banquet at Hotel Vendome. Following are the toasts:
The Early Days, Associate Professor Montague
"Instructed by the antiquary times
She must, she is, she cannot but be wise."
The College "Life" of to-day, Associate Professor Edwards
"But sports and pastimes are my chief elective "
The Greatest Need of the Modern College, Professor Calkins
"Fasten your ear to my advisings."
Julia Sterns, formerly of 1908, has been visiting at college.
She is going abroad this week.
Elizabeth Perry, formerly of 1908, is going abroad this week.
On Friday, February 22, the usual celebration and good fun
will take place in College Hall Center.
Miss Clara Giffin entertained "The Scribblers' Club" at the
Agora House, Friday evening, February 15. Miss Laura Hib-
Miss Elizabeth McMillin, 1908, left college last week, she wil]
return after Mid-years next year.
At vespers, on Sunday evening, February 17, a memorial
service was held for the founder of the College, Mr Henry Fowle
Durant. An address was made by Mrs. Florence Morse Kingsley ,
1876-79. The service commemorated Mr. Durant's birthday.
The Artist Recital planned for Monday evening, February 18,
was not given on account of the illness of Madame Schumann-
The Cross Country Club nut at the East Lodge, Monday
afternoon, February 18, for a walk to Morseville. The return
trip was made through Natick.
Above we show the BTTRSON and the '•others"—
turned inside out — note the difference.
The Burson Stocking
is knit to shape in leg,
ankle, heel, foot and toe
without seam, corner or
uneven thread anywhere.
It keeps its shape.
The Burson is the only
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A new pair for every
pair that fails is our
25c, 35c and 50c.
This column will contain items concerning Alumna?, former
students, and past and present members of the Faculty. Other
items will occasionally be added which are thought to be of es-
pecial interest to the readers of the Alumnae Notes.
The following, written by Miss Susan A. Searle, 1881, is
taken from "Mission News," published in Kyoto, Japan, Jan-
uary 15, 1907. Miss Searle has been for many years the hon-
ored principal of this school, a fact which she modestly veils
under the use of the third person.
?r ~0n Monday morning, November 19th, at the close of chapel
exercises, the whole school formed in procession, each acade-
my class led by its Bible teacher, and took up the line of march
foh the new academy building. A long procession it was, more
than two hundred strong, that passed over che new road not
too steeply inclined, between the serving building and the
servants' quarters, across a narrow street to the upper lot. When
ali's'tood in order under the roof of the students' entrance, the
principal, standing in the doorway, led in a short prayer of dedi-
cation, and after singing the doxology in English; we entered
tne'Hokokwan (Enveloping Light Building). It seemed fitting
tha>t the Bible classes should be the first to meet in the new
On Friday afternoon of the same week we formally bade
Jjariewell to the old chapel building. Our only guests were
friends who had formerly been teachers or students of the school,
b'ur the exercises were worthy of a larger audience. At least
one former student would not leave till she had gone into
every room of the old building, and her eyes were not the only
t'eatful ones that day.
We are using the largest room of the new academy building
for a chapel, though when gathered there we are very much
tMAvded. The college classes all meet in the Science Building.
T.be, old chapel building has been torn down, and the founda-
tions of the new one are being laid. The Christmas entertain-
ment was held in the college gymnasium, and included a well
rendered Christmas cantata.
Miss Wasanabe of our faculty has been chosen president of the
Wbman's Board of Missions recently organized by the Kumiai
(Signed) Susan A. Searle.
The Christmas story in Art, an illustrated article by Miss
Eslelle M. Hurll, 1882, appeared in the Congregationalist,
December 22, 1906.
The Congregationalist for January 19, 1907, published
"Naughtiness," a poem for children, by Florence Wilkinson,
Volume XII of the University of Pennsylvania Publications
in Philology and Literature will contain Thomas Heywood's
"The Royall King and Loyall Subject," edited by Kate W.
Tibbals, 18S9, Wellesley, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania,
i-q l c?4, recently instructor in English Literature at Wellesley.
.J^lLouise McNair, 1896, acting principal of Hosmer Hall, St.
L^uis, Missouri, announces the death of Miss M. H. Mathews,
for twenty-two years principal of the school. It is gratifying
to learn from Miss McNair that the school will continue in its
Marion Lee Taylor, 1895, is studying for her doctor's degree
at the University of Chicago. Her major is German and her
Miss Helen W. Holmes, 1889, who has been for a number of
y^2&rs connected with Miss Wheelock's Kindergarten Training
School in Boston, has been this year acting as kindergarten
supervisor at the State Normal School of Providence, Rhode
■juMiss Harriette W. Howe, it&Sg, spent a large part of 1906 in
travel, first in the West Indies, then in a delightful trip through
England and Wales, and the northern countries of the continent.
Her home in Hampton, Virginia, she hopes may welcome many
of the Wellesley friends who go to the Jamestown Exposition.
Miss Marie Seward, 1905, has accepted a position at Elkader,
Iowa, to teach Science and Mathematics.
.'.IThe Chicago Wellesley Club held its mid-winter meeting,
December 26th, with a goodly number in attendance. The
committee on the Library Fund reported that something more
than $660 was solicited and contributed by members of the
cfuli last June and that nve had cleared $218 this fall by our
theatre benefit." (Extract from report of Miss Harriet B. Wil-
cox, 1903, President of the Chicago Wellesley Club.)
Miss Julia Davenport Randall, 1897, is at the South Dakota
State Normal School, Spearfish, South Dakota.
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December 23, 1906, a daughter, Miriam Turner, to Mrs. Mabel
Smith Adams, r88g.
September 19, 1906, Emily Stinson Bean, daughter of Mrs.
Mary Stinson Bean, 1889.
December 12, 1906, in San Francisco, California, the mother
of Mabel Pierce, 1904.
There will be no Symphony Programme Recital on Wednes-
day, February 20, 1907, because Professor Macdougall gives a
recital at Smith on that date.
On Tuesday, February 26, 1907, in Billings Hall, at 4.20, P.M.
Miss Torrey of the Department of Music will give a vocal recital.
Following are the dates of the Lenten Organ Recitals, which
will be held once a week during Lent in the Memorial Chapel,
this year on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays as formerly.
March 7 — Mr. Sumner Salter of Williams College Depart-
ment of Music.
March 28 — Mr. W. H. Sleeper of Smith College Department of
Edward Macdowell Fund.
$ 1. 00
I want to make this up to $100 before remitting.
H. C. Macdougall.
Since there has been so much discussion over the question of
an open Sunday, it seems as if one more point of view would not
Everyone will agree that our present quiet Sunday is one of
the best things we have, but would it lessen its pleasure and
value to extend our hospitality to our friends for that one hour
between the close of vesper service and the train back to Boston?
Most of the men who come to vespers are from Boston and
Cambridge, and after vespers there is nothing to be done but to
walk, or to spend that hour in a gloomy and deserted station.
Surely it would be much more proper, and more courteous co
the men, to give them the advantage of our parlors until train
If it is done in the true spirit of Student Government, many
girls, I think, will be very grateful for the concession, no ad-
vantage will be taken of the privilege, and our Sunday will be
as quiet and as pleasant as it has always been. i9°9-
PARLIAMENT OF FOOLS.
MY LAST EXAM.
(With apologies to "My Last Cigar.")
'Twas on those seats of Billings Hall,
A slushy winter day,
I sat upon the varnished seats,
And wrote my thoughts away;
And£as the blue-book's pages filled.
With j memories of my cram,
I breathed a sigh to think, in sooth,
It was my last exam.
It was my last exam,
It was my last exam,
I breathed a sigh to think, in sooth,
It was my last exam.
I leaned upon that patent desk,
I dipped down in my ink,
My face was like a railroad map ;
For scowling made me think.
Oh, what had I, at such a time,
To do with looking calm?
Oh joy! my beating heart proclaimed
It was my last exam.
I heard the signals as they rang
Fast drawing to the end;
I scribbled on to question two,
My back was all abend.
And still the time swept madly on
I rushed like Uncle Sam,
I heard the bell, oh spare the tale!
It was my last exam.
My desk gave out with one, wild bang,
The ink came down like sin,
I gazed upon that blighted book,
Where once proud ho-^e had been.
And then I found I'd stuck quite fast
When that desk fell with a slam.
And on those seats of Billings Hall
I flunked my last exam.
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AN AMERICAN HENLEY.
New London, Conn., February 9, 1907.
Editor of the College News,
Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
Dear Madam: —
In England the college people appear to enjoy the week of
the annual boat races as much as any week of the college year.
The Henley offers an opportunity for the young men and young
women of the colleges of the country to gather on the banks of
the Thames for a few days of boat racing and good times. It is
essentially a gathering of college people.
It seems remarkable that this country, which in most respects
has been so quick to seize upon and improve upon the good
things offered by the rest of the world, should have 'ignored this
one feature which might, perhaps, be made to contribute greatly
to the pleasure, not only of those interested in rowing, sailing,
canoeing and yachting, but also the graduates, the under-
graduates and the relatives and friends of the students who
would enjoy the events of Henley week.
Is there a possibility that Wellesley would be interested to
take up the matter of an American Henley with enthusiasm
with a view of standing, perhaps with one or two of the other
colleges, at the head of the movement so far as it would affect
the colleges for young women?
The Yale-Harvard boat race takes place here on the Thames
River on Thursday, the 27 th of June. Would Wellesley con-
sider arranging one or more events to be held here during the •
It is expected that in addition to the oar races there will be a
series of races open to launches, sail-boat races, and a series of
races limited to cadets from the war ships, which it is expected
will be in the harbor at that time.
An army and navy ball is planned for one evening, invitations
to which will be carefully guarded. The college young women
who come here for Race Week will all be welcome.
The banks of the Thames River, near New London, would
seem an ideal place to spend a week in June, and there is no rea-
son which appears on the surface which should prevent an
annual gathering here within a few years of several thousand
college people for boat races, water sports and a week of out-
door life and recreation by way of celebrating the close of the
At the present time the groups of Yale and Harvard men near
"Red Top," with their many guests and friends, appear to have
the best kind of a time while here on the banks of the Thames.
There are many cottages on each side of the river which can
undoubtedly be secured for the accommodation of the crews and
their friends, or by groups of from five to ten students.
At Ocean Beach on the Sound near the mouth of the Thames
River there are a dozen or more cottages completely furnished
which the committee is authorized to offer rent free for boat-
race week in June to any clubs, associations or any group of
college people who wish to spend that week in our city.
For those who require the accommodations of a first-class
hotel, the new Griswold, build by Mr. Morton F. Plant, on the
east bank of the river, would offer every convenience, or the
Pequot House on the west shore of the river.
In your opinion is there a possibility of creating among the
students of Wellesley some enthusiasm this first year?
We may combine with the proposed Henley an Old Home
Week celebration so that there will be considerable going on
throughout the week to entertain those who visit New London
at that time.
If Wellesley feels like taking an interest in this matter, we
shall then prepare letters for the other colleges for young women
throughout the country. We are already writing Yale, Har-
vard, Princeton and other leading universities.
Sidney H. Miner,
The above letter was sent to College News, and is now pub-
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HENRY FOWLE DURANT.
The goal to which he pointed us was at once deeply religious
and broadly intellectual. His own leading characteristic was his
white heat of religious fervor. He fought whatever he believed to
be his Lord's battle with the fiery zeal of a Boanerges, a crusader,
an Ironside of Oliver Cromwell. Hewasagood lover and ahard
hater. Towa.id his fellow -workers he showed an enthusiastic
brotherliness; toward the poor, the suffering, the children whom
he sought to lead to their Father, a divine pity and tenderness.
It goes without saying that such a man sought first to bring
us to his master, Christ, as the beginning of all true development.
He tried to emphasize this determination in every possible way;
in the formal statement of the design of the college; in the Bible
placed in its corner-stone; in the crosses on its towers; in the se-
lection of its trustees and faculty; in the provision for extended
study of the Scriptures; in the chapel service; in bringing emi-
nent ministers and biblical scholars to address us; most of all in
his own rare but eloquent sermons, and in numberless private
talks with individual students, where he threw the whole force
of his magnetic personality into his appeal.
His faith in our intellectual capacity was most inspiring.
Twenty-five years ago to believe in the mental equality of men
and women was a very different thing from what it is now.
Despite the noble record of Oberlin and Ann Arbor, of Mount
Holyoke Seminary and Vassar College, the higher education for
women was still an experiment. It seemed to be a common
opinion in the community that we were taking our lives in our
hands in attempting to scale with our brothers the dizzy heights
of even the B. A. degree; ar.d wf ourselves were duly conceited
in consequence. But when we were actually classified and
ready for work, it was found that only a few of the students had
been able to pass the most simplified requirements for admission
to a college course; and in the absence of proper fitting schools,
Wellesley had to devote the greater part of its attention, for the
first few years of its existence, to preparatory teaching. Its
success, however, was so great, and outside conditions changed
so rapidly, that before Mr. Durant's death he had the happiness
of seeing the preparatory department dropped, and the whole
force of the college applied to its legitimate ends. Yet even in
• the great crisis at the beginning he did not for a moment falter,
or lower his intellectual ideal for us.
One would like to go on and show how largely the present
curriculum of Wellesley is the outgrowth of his keen foresight.
Even now, when the trustees are proposing to make some radical
advance in the method or scope of the institution's work, there
must be some among them who recall his wish for just such an
advance, or his initial steps in the self-same direction.
In all Mr. Durant's intercourse with the students there was
little respecting of persons. He was a real democrat, a practi-
cal Christian, in holding every human soul to be precious and
sacred, aside from any consideration of race or circumstances.
Money, in particular, did not count with him. He himself had
been a poor boy struggling for an education. He knew by ex-
perience that active and ambitious minds are found more often
among the poor than among the rich. His natural fastidiousness
was overborne by the current of ^his'' burning sympathy with
all true aspiration ; and when he went beyond the line of impar-
tiality, it was apt to be in championing the less favored of his
flock. It was among his strongest desires that Wellesley should
offer its opportunities first of all to poor girls. Who that heard
it can ever forget his impassioned pleading in^their behalf,
or the characteristic recklessness of his "One calico girl is worth
a dozen velvet girls!"
In the lighter and more esthetic phases of the college life, no
less than in its deeper interests, he was in his element. While
he was building the college he was determined that it should be
not only fitted for its practical ends, but also as exquisite as
possible in every detail. The visitor to Wellesley sees every-
where the fruits of this principle, from the preservation of noble
landscape effects and the high grade of the general architecture,
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down to such details as the great basin of tropical plants in the
central hall, and even the patterns of the balustrades.
Mr. Durant loved pictures, and knew a great deal about them.
He was always on the lookout for fine paintings for the college,
and it was by his wish that many of the artistic treasures there
were scattered about where the students might enjoy them
daily, rather than shut up in a gallery or museum, which would
require a special visit. ->■)
It was one of his particular pleasures to surprise us with
some new picture. "I have a secret to'tell you," he would say
to one of us, with finger on lip and eyes brimming with delight ;
"there's a new picture coming at such a time, and we're going
to hang it here," — indicating a reserved space. "Come and
see how you like it. But you mustn't tell; I want to surprise
the girls. Remember, not a word now." Whereupon his
confidante would go about with a proud sense of superior knowl-
edge, until she found out that one after another of her friends
had been informed likewise, because the big fatherly heart
absolutely could not keep its enjoyment to itself.
The students who loved poetry found in him an inspiring com-
rade and guide. He seized with a sure instinct on real imagina-
tive power wherever he found it. He told us how, as a young
man, he had come across a volume of Mrs. Browning's poems,
long before they were generally read in America ; how eagerly he
had devoured them, and how ever since he had loved and hon-
ored the great woman-singer. He fitted up a beautiful recep-.
tion-room in her honor, enshrining her bust by Story.
Mr. Durant particularly wished the Wellesley girls to enjoy to
the full the outdoor glories of their college home. On our oc-
casional walks with him, he would point out all sorts of beauti-
ful details; the lights and shadows on the lake, the changing
loveliness of the trees, the hush of the groves, the chipmunks
and squirrels that were not frightened away by friendly feet.
He desired that we should spend some time every day in the
open air, and urged us to join in the outdoor sports which he en-
couraged by his presence and his help. In much of our inter-
course with him we could not help feeling that he saw in us what
we might be, rather than what we were, but I think his chival-
rous courtesy stimulated in us the desire to be worthy of it as
nothing else could have done.
He had a passion for flowers. Once, in his own home, after a
day of exacting toil, he stood looking with whimsical tenderness
at some roses. "If a fellow hadn't anything better to do," he
said, "it would be nice to be a rose." The Wellesley violets will
always breathe sweet thoughts of him, for he loved them best of
all. He liked to have us scour the woods and fields for the va-
rious wild flowers, and one year he had hundreds and hundreds
of crocuses and snowdrops planted on the eastern slope of the
college hill, that the girls might "have all they wanted of them."
One could go on almost endlessly, enumerating such lovable
kindnesses. But enough has been said, perhaps, to show how
his exquisite fatherliness found vent in "the charities that
soothe and heal and bless," and that are such significant factors
in human life.
"The old order changeth, yielding place to new." Students
will enter Wellesley College who have never heard its founder's
name, as he, in his noble modesty, made it possible. But we
believe that his influence will always be mighty there, and that
the ideal which he set before the young institution will be in all
essentials the ideal of its future, as it has been that of its brief
but eventful past.
THE SCHOOL AND SETTLEMENT AT HINDMAN.
On Monday evening, February n, Miss Katherine R. Petit
and Miss May Stone, Wellesley, '98, spoke in the Faculty Parlor
in a very charming and entertaining way about the Mountain
Whites of Kentucky and their "Log Cabin" Settlement at
This district is a large unknown one in Eastern Kentucky,
covering ten thousand square miles, and having a population
of four thousand people. Kentucky is a large state and this
portion is one-fourth of the whole, or more significant, covers
more space than the state of Massachusetts. Miss Petit said
their interest was first aroused in this part of their state by the
newspaper accounts of a seven-years' feud, where all the avail-
able fighting men in the district had been killed off. So, just
for curiosity, they visited this strange region. They found
these people, however, of the same stock and descended from as
aristocratic ancestors as their more fortunate and advanced
countrymen in the western portion of the state; but when the
former had come from Virginia through the Cumberland Gap
they had stopped in the mountains while the others went on.
In the very early days a Methodist Circuit Rider would con-
duct a school for about two months in a district and then move
on, but only one member of a family could usually attend his
school. Now there are district public schools carried on from
July first until the fall rains and cold weather set in; but the
teachers of these schools are simply the uneducated mountain
boys and girls. Some of these teachers know nothing more in
arithmetic than the multiplication table, and Miss Stone told of
how, out of fifty-six, none opened their schools with devotional
exercises, only seven knew the Lord's Prayer, many never
even having heard of it or knowing where it came from, and
only two or three of the number owned a Bible. Most of these
teachers, moreover, had never seen an American flag. In one
case a woman told Miss Stone she had been going to school for
seven years but then stopped as she became tired of one and the
same book, a Second Reader. Visiting one of these schools,
Miss Stone found it conducted in a very old one-room log cabin
with two small windows. There were no desks, only a bench
and a few broken chairs, so most of the fifty children sat upon
the floor. The primary reading class of five had one book for
the class and teacher.
Realizing the great opportunity of such an opening where the
people spoke in the language of Elizabethan England, and where
they counted Christmas as coming on January sixth, as it had
been computed when their ancestors left England, Miss Petit
and Miss Stone determined to start a settlement in this un-
known district. They had found here families of ten or twelve
living in a one-room log cabin; they had found them barely
getting the poorest kind of a living from the barren land, raising
sheep to shear, spin and weave their wool to make their clothing,
eating for the most part bacon and corn bread and always sleep-
ing at night in their clothes.
The question came up where to settle and while they were de-
ciding it, one day an old man, eighty-four years old, came
twenty-four miies, bare-footed, to beg them to "put at" at
Hindman in Knott County, in a beautiful valley at the Forks of
Troublesome Creek, forty-five miles across the mountains, and
up narrow rough streams from the railroad, the most remote
county in all the Southern Mountains. This old man told
"how the people'll never know nothing unless you learn them."
So, in August, 1902, the W. C. T. U. Settlement School at
Hindman started, Miss Petit and Miss Stone living in tents
during the building of their four log cabins, which was an under-
taking, as they themselves had to measure and mark the trees
in the forest and superintend the building, getting up for several
months at 3 o'clock in the morning and not stopping work often
until nine o'clock at night. The Settlement now is doing a
large work and having great influence upon all the lives of the
people in a religious, industrial and educational way. In the
school they have kindergarten, primary, intermediate, sec-
ondary and industrial departments, the latter including wood-
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work, sewing, cooking, basketry, school gardening and nursing.
The one trained nurse is teaching the people to live hygienically
as well as healing them. May Young, nine years old, holds the
Wellesley Scholarship at the school, and Miss Stone described
her as pretty and attractive and giving great promise.
Those who heard Miss Petit and Miss Stone only wish all the
college might have heard them personally tell many funny
stories and of this work among these strange, antiquated people
in the midst of our own civilization, — people who do not know
but that they are living in Africa, as two boys of sixteen and
nineteen years old thought when they came to school, and who
have never heard of any country called the United States.
Art Exhibitions Now Open in Boston.
Boston Art Club;
St. Botolph Club:
Doll & Richards:
Dunton & Gardener's:
Williams & Everett's:
Rowland's Galleries :
Arts and Crafts Exhibition.
Water Color Club Exhibition.
Mr. Murphy's Pictures.
Paintings by Weissenbruch.
Pictures by De Bock.
Mr. Smith's Water Colors.
Miss Hyde's Color Prints.
Mr. Spaulding's Water Colors.
Tremont Theater: Mary Mannering in "Glorious Betsy."
Majestic Theater: Lew Fields in "About Town."
Hollis-street Theater: William Faversham in "The Squaw
Colonial Theater: Otis Skinner in "The Duel."
Park Theater: Hattie Williams in "The Little Cherub."
Boston Theater: "Way Down East."
THE WELLESLEY INN.
On the nights of the Glee Club Con-
certs, Feb. 22 and 23, The Wellesley Inn
will serve only the regular dinner. Price,
$1.00. Hours, 5.30 and 6.30, P.M.
Reserve tables early.